Assembly programming is nowadays seen as niche at best. And more often than not as needlessly meticulous, demanding, and wasteful even for its niches.
Assembly is hard. It is unfriendly. Programming in assembly language is slow and error-prone. This is conventional wisdom.
Unfortunately, these days this wisdom is mostly nurtured by people who have little or no idea of what modern assembly languages look like. Assembly programming didn’t stay in the 50s, it evolved along with high-level languages incorporating structural, functional, and objective-oriented programming elements. It plays well with modern APIs and DOMs. It is, of course, conceptually low-level but you can build rather high-level abstractions on top of it as well.
In fact, I’m not even sure that anyone can easily tell assembly code from some high-level code without googling. Can you?
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